Current data is through February 2020.

Imports: Misc. clays

Misc. clays, the No. 984 import by value totaled $1.64 million for the month of February, $2.96 million through February of 2020, and $35.18 million for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountry2019
1Mexico$1.26 M
2China$248,078
3Poland$237,622
4Spain$231,944
5Canada$159,947
6Germany$150,456
7Brazil$145,773
8France$131,901
9Japan$111,226
10United Kingdom$79,564
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U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 13.50 percent through December 2019 to $35.18 million

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 13.50 percent from $40.67 million to $35.18 million in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 984 in 2019 among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 972 for the last full year with a total value of $40.67 million, a $263,966, 0.64 percent decreased from the 2017 total.

Through December 2019 the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five in 2019 were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 41.29 percent to $9.27 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY fell 17.02 percent to $3.77 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 61.89 percent to $2.89 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 3.31 percent to $2.75 million.
  • Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. rose 16.58 percent to $2.01 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China decreased $5.67 million, 31.05 percent, (35.78 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $1.89 million, 40.92 percent, (18.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Canada decreased $421,814, 8.01 percent, (13.77 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 South Africa increased $617,714, 35.44 percent, (6.71 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $200,738, 10 percent, (5.14 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.88 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets in 2019. That is equal to $28.1 million of the $35.18 million total.

All totaled, 58.86 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports in 2019. That is equal to $20.7 million of the $35.18 million total.